A Message from President Persily 

Please feel free to invite guests to our virtual meetings. However, they MUST register in advance (you can share the email invite that you receive) and you as a member need to send to the President and Club Administrator the names of your guests.Please send the list by no later than 9am on the day of the meeting to debcoffman@suddenlink.net with a cc to cynthiapersily@gmail.com. We will attempt to recognize guests at our virtual meetings prior to introducing the speaker.  We also need this for our records as well as to maintain security in our meetings. Thank you in advance for providing this information.

Speaker Information for May

5/18/2020– David Elliott, PharmD., FASCP, FCCP, AGSF, BCGP – Director, WV Geriatric Education Center

Our May 18th virtual meeting will feature Dr. David Elliott of the WV Geriatric Education Center who will provide us with a presentation entitled “Addressing health needs for older people -Learning to live with COVID-19”. Dr. Elliott is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and is based on the Charleston campus. He practices, teaches, and conducts research in geriatrics.His current practice site is the Medicine Clinic at Charleston Area Medical Center. He has also provide care to older people in long-term care and hospice settings in the past.Dr Elliott is the Program Director for the Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University Geriatric Pharmacy Residency. Dr. Elliott is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical

Pharmacy , and the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Elliott’s areas of particular interest include geriatric ambulatory care, transitional care management, and optimizing medication use for older adults.

This program will again be offered via GoToWebinar. You will receive an email invitation to register for this exciting presentation. Please join us!

5/25/2020Memorial Day – No Meeting

Birthday Greetings

Christian Chard – May 15th

Monty Warner – May 18th


10 Years  Mark Pendleton  Join Date: May 15, 2010

10 Years  Art Rubin  Join Date: May 17, 2010

New Proposed Member:

New Members:


Anthony Jenkins with regrets

Deceased Member:

Greeter/Prayer for May

Please contact Mike Fidler at 304-546-8156 or mofidler@suddenlink.net

Through the month of May we will not have Greeter’s 


The Program Committee, they meet weekly at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, directly after the regular scheduled meeting. Parking is free just let the parking attendant know you are with the Rotary Club of Charleston.

Putnam Rotary Club Meeting begins at 12:00 noon at the First State Bank Community Room
3754 Teays Valley Road
Hurricane, WV 25526   

Vandalia Club meets at Edgewood Country Club. Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 – last Wednesday of month is a social or service project.

Meeting begins 12:00 noon St. Albans Rotary Club at their new meeting location is City National Bank 560 4th Street  Saint Albans, WV 25177

Other Ways to Make-up a Meeting:
1. The board unanimously approved another avenue to get additional credit for attendance. In addition to attending a committee meeting, doing an online make-up, or visiting another Rotary Club you can now get one meeting credit for every new member prospect/guest you bring to a regular Monday meeting. The credit will apply during the same quarter in which you bring the potential member/guest. This is a great way to both make up attendance and recruit new members into our club. Contact Paul White with questions.

2. To do a make-up meeting on-line, click the link below: Rotary Club Online make-up location: http://www.rotaryeclubone.org/The on-line system is set up to provide a written confirmation of the make-up to the person who actually did the make-up. The Member is then responsible for providing the confirmation to their Rotary Club Administrator. Please forward a copy of your confirmation letter to me debcoffman@suddenlink.net to receive proper credit, also check the weekly newsletter to see if I have listed your make up and name, if not this indicates that I did not receive your make-up notice.

Attendance Monday, May 11, 2020
Virtual Meeting Attendance: 
Number of Members attended: Active: 53   Exempt: 18
Number of Guests: 18
Visiting Rotarians: 2
Total Members Attended: 91

Online Make-up: None